Driffield Navigation Trust

Driffield Navigation Trust

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  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Voluntary sector support

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Geographical remit: 


Restoration of the Driffield Navigation.

The Trust is responsible for the management of 13 miles of inland waterway between the town of Great Driffield and the Humber at Kingston upon Hull. This is one of the oldest navigations dating from the first Act of Parliament in 1767. The Navigation was opened to traffic in 1770.

The Navigation is fully operational with the exception of a short stretch which is obstructed by a road bridge. The waterway is a valuable amenity as well as providing main drainage for a considerable area.

Our aim is to increase usage and bring boat traffic up to the town and regenerate the area.



The Trust, together with the volunteer groups is responsible for the restoration and maintenance work along the Navigation. Over the past 40 years we have raised funds and invested over half a million pounds in new locks and bridges.

We currently have an ambitious programme of work centred on the town end of the waterway and hope to receive HLF funding 

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